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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Ronald Smith Jr., 42 years of age, of the 2000 block of Painted Leaf Drive in Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043, for one count of Statutory Rape in the Second Degree, one count of Statutory Sodomy in the Second Degree, and Sexual Contact with a Student by Teacher. Smith is being held on a

$150,000, no 10% bond. A photo of Smith is attached.

 

The probable cause statement can be summarized as follows: Between May 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017, defendant had sexual intercourse with the victim. Between August 1, 2015 and December 25, 2015, defendant sodomized the victim. The victim was under the age of 17. Defendant was over the age of 21. Between August 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016, defendant had sexual contact with the victim at Parkway South Middle School. Defendant was a teacher in the Parkway School District. Victim was a student in the Parkway School District.

 

Again, Smith is a teacher at the Parkway South Middle School, located at 760 Woods Mill Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011.

 

Although there are no other victims who have came forward at this time, the St. Louis County Police Department is asking if anyone believes they may have been victimized by Smith to call 314-615-8693.

 

Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Child Abuse Unit conducted the investigation and presented the case to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office where the above charges were issued.

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